student accommodation Articles
Dirty underwear, a broken boiler and £400 in cleaning fees: a laundry list of problems with Thornley Groves
From holes in the roof to melting oven trays, students tell us about their experience renting with Thornley Groves Fallowfield and how it’s impacted their wellbeing
350 or 44: How many students are engaging in the rent strike?
UoM Rent Strike predict up to 350 students are engaging in organised action, whilst the University ‘anecdotally’ advise only 44 student have contact with Credit Control
Ghosts of Fallowfield past: Why is the Owen’s Park Tower still standing?
The Mancunion has discovered there are currently no plans for Owens Park accommodation despite having stood empty since 2019
Home or Away: Online learning isn’t ideal wherever you are
Laura Thompson speaks to students about the difficulties of online learning both at home and in student accommodation
‘They tried to blame it on us’: Manchester student moved into Covid-positive accommodation
The University said it couldn’t comment on individual cases
The cost of helping students affected by Bolton Cube fire revealed
Over a million pounds was spent on providing accommodation, food, and other necessities
Huge blaze at student accommodation in Bolton
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the use of cladding on accommodation blocks was a “concern”
Chancellors Hotel to be converted into student accommodation
The conversion will add 64 new student rooms, in addition to other facilities
Universities minister calls summit over “deeply concerning” student accommodation delays
The summit comes after some students have faced delays over the opening of their housing, forcing them into temporary accommodation
Langdale Hall expansions opposed by local community
A proposal to build six ‘townhouses’ with 36 bedrooms for students in Victoria Park has been turned down by Manchester City Council after opposition from nearby residents
55-storey student skyscraper planned for Manchester
Plans for a 55 storey skyscraper to house students in Manchester city centre were revealed last week by Student Castle
To the friendless fresher
There is a lot of pressure to have made friends during your first week at university. Yet, for many the struggle to find friends continues beyond Welcome Week. Isobel Gough takes a look at those pressures, and how to overcome them.
Service exploitation costing students £335m a year
Students are losing an average of £240 a year because they do not know their rights when complaining about landlords and utility companies
Does your student house have ‘Britain’s ugliest carpet’?
Posh Flooring have announced a competition to find ‘Britain’s ugliest carpet’
Government invests over £500000 into student voting
Plans to invest £530000 to encourage students to register to vote after many are thought to have dropped off the electoral register